Hey dudes, I’m Nisha! I hope you’re ready for another wonderful year of learning and engaging political debates! There are always things happening at SOAS, from discussions on decolonising, to radical crafternoons or chilling in the JCR. Make sure you get involved!
On the education side of things, I’ll be re-starting the SOAS Saturday School, where we’ll run classroom sessions for sixth formers. I'll also be looking to revitalise the student rep system at SOAS, to ensure that all your academic needs and concerns are met, particularly in regard to the decolonising the curriculum and alternative assessment agendas.
I’ll also be helping to run the campaign against the recent fee hikes and the markestisation of the HE sector because education can only be accessible if it’s free.
In terms of democracy, I’ll be working to make the Union more engaging and accountable. We’ll hold weekly ‘open office hours’ in the lobby to help you get involved. We’ll also be re-vamping Union General Meetings so there’ll be more opportunities to start meaningful discussions that generate action.
This year, we’re beginning school restructuring so it’s super important we know what management is doing. I’ll be setting up a school wide forum to ensure everyone’s voices are heard.
Please always feel free to drop by the office and say hello!